Antwerp, New York --- Antwerp Primary Schools second graders sponsored a school-wide fundraiser this March and April to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. The children contributed by bringing in pennies and filling an aquarium. A total of $201.00 was collected and presented to Mrs. Michelle Nickles, Community Relations Coordinator and Ms. Joanna Jordan, Intern, both from the Children’s Miracle Network of Northern New York at Samaritan. Mrs. Nickles expressed her gratitude to all students, and shared highlights of how their donations will be used to help sick children in the Jefferson Lewis and St. Lawrence area. This is among one of many fundraisers the students do.
Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization that raises money and awareness for its 170 member hospitals, including Samaritan Medical Center. All contributions to Children’s Miracle Network of Northern New York at Samaritan benefit children in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties by helping to purchase up-to-date equipment for Samaritan and other hospitals located in the tri-county region. In addition, Children’s Miracle Network of Northern New York at Samaritan is one of only five hospitals that provide direct assistance to families with children in a medical crisis. For more information, contact the Children’s Miracle Network office at 785-4584.
Pictured above are (from left to right): Dr. Allan O’Brien, Principal of Antwerp Primary, Joanna, Jordan Intern at Children’s Miracle Network, Michelle Nickles, Community Relations Coordinator at Samaritan Medical Center Foundation with the second grade classes of Ms. Patti Frerichs, Ms. Mona Campbell, Ms. Erin Frederick , and Ms. Elisa Cesario of Antwerp Primary.